Sunday, February 10, 2013

By the Numbers: A Look Back at a Stellar 2012




By the Numbers: A Look Back at a Stellar 2012 Across the Country

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series opens 2013 season this week in Florida

BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 10, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is only days away from opening the 2013 campaign at the 42nd annual UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

With excitement and attention focused on the famed season-opening event, which begins on Tuesday with a night of practice before two days of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions racing and then three days of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competition at Volusia Speedway Park, a phenomenal 2012 season is relived one final time.

Donny Schatz set a torrid and unmatched pace from his sixth Knoxville Nationals victory in the last seven years until the end of the season to earn his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series title.

Along with those impressive feats, here are a few numbers from the historic 2012 season:

1 - The car number with the most victories - all 13 from Sammy Swindell.

3 - Features on 5/8-mile tracks.

4 - Features on 3/10-mile tracks and races with quick time set in the 15-second and 17-second ranges.

5 - Different-sized tracks that Swindell won on - the most of any driver.

7 - Features on third-mile and 4/10-mile tracks, and races with quick time set in the 14-second and 16-second ranges.

9 - Races with quick time set in the 11-second range.

10 - Features on quarter-mile tracks.

10.246 - The quickest qualifying lap all season, turned in by Lucas Wolfe at Cornwall Motor Speedway in Cornwall, Ontario.

11 - Races with quick time set in the 10-second and 12-second ranges.

17 - Races with quick time set in the 13-second range, the most of any.

19 - Features on 3/8-mile tracks.

20 - Different numbers on winning cars.

23 - Different feature winners, which is the highest in any season.

24 - Features on half-mile tracks.

49 - Different tracks competed at.

Check out the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series as its starts another record-setting season this week at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit.

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